Online TV Stations in Original Language
May 10, 2008 11:29 AM   Subscribe

Can you help me find TV stations online for soccer (football)?

I am an absolute soccer (football) addict. Are there television stations online that provide good enough feeds that you can watch live soccer on them? I'm willing to pay money for the feeds. Ideally, this would be the Italian Serie A league, but the French Ligue 1 and the German league would also be of interest. I'd much prefer them in their original language.

Also, for the European Soccer Championship, maybe a TV station is going to air all the games?

Thanks for your help!
posted by fantasticninety to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I don't know if they have what you're looking for but take a look at JumpTV.

Also LiveStation is saying that they'll have Setanta sports soon although it's not clear when or what regions will get it. Send me a MeFi message with your email address if you would like an invite.
posted by tetranz at 11:55 AM on May 10, 2008

You have MetaMail: the main sources of live feeds are via P2P applications, mainly out of SE Asia, though sometimes the Middle East.

ESPN has the rights to all the Euro 2008 matches (ESPN / ESPN2 / ESPN Classic and two on ABC, with ESPN Deportes for Spanish-language commentary), which is a vast improvement from Setanta's $20/game, $150/tournament PPV in 2004.
posted by holgate at 12:07 PM on May 10, 2008

If you dont mind going down the marginally illegal route. You could download one of the many p2p clients such as sopcast, TVants and TVU. And then head over to You dont always find streams in their original language. But they are watchable.
posted by gergtreble at 1:20 PM on May 10, 2008 [1 favorite]

Seconding gergtreble, here is another P2P service, generally speaking these are PC only.
posted by jeremias at 5:05 PM on May 10, 2008

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